Around 60% of the managing directors who took part in the Deloitte study indicated that they considered “machines as talent” to be the most pressing issue facing us today.
We find ourselves in the midst of a period of great change, one in which humans are rapidly being replaced by machines. Things like speech recognition software, automated emails and robots are taking the place of employees.
Technology definitely has a place and an important role to play in the work world, but we should however never forget that it should support and not replace.
It’s important to encourage and nurture employees in their work with new technologies, in order to allay their reservations to them. Enlighten your employees gently and show them the advantages that new technology can bring with it, but avoid starting a competition of “man vs. machine”.
Technology can have a very relieving and performance-enhancing effect on your company, which is why you and your employees have no reason to fear it and every reason to be open to the innovations it can inspire. The most important thing is that you choose technology that will benefit corporate training and development.
Together with your employees, evaluate which areas in your company are lacking in efficiency, for instance due to a lack of automation, and where the implementation of technology might still be able to deliver better results.
You yourself should look for tools that are as self-explanatory as possible, which your employees can approach and use easily.
Be open towards your employees and explain to them what you are aiming to achieve with new acquisitions of technology.
Each year, Deloitte brings you the “Global Human Capital Trends.” Over 3,300 companies from 106 countries are surveyed and the result is a comprehensive understanding of the most important trends and changes in the field of human resource management of the year. This year, there are 10 trends which you can read about here. But what do these trends mean concretely? What changes do they bring about and, especially, what benefit do they have for my company and how can I implement them?
Week by week we will take a deeper look at one of the trends and summarize the most important lessons for you.
10 Weeks – 10 Trends – Many Changes
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